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BRASÍLIA
 Brazil

Brasília Metro network 2001 © UrbanRail.Net

 System

Construction of the metro started in 1992 and the system was due to open in 1999. Eventually the official inauguration took place on 31 March 2001, although regular service did not start until Sept. 2001. During the first months the metro operated only from 10:00 - 16:00 along 32 km of the 41 km network (from Rodoviária to Taguatinga and Samambaia) with only 11 stations open for passengers.

Both lines, the Green Line (linha verde) and the Orange Line (linha laranja) start at Central (Rodoviária bus terminal) and share tracks through Asa Sul ("southern wing" of the city centre) and Guará. Both lines separate at Águas Claras, the Orange Line runs south to Samambaia and the Green Line heads west to Taguatinga and later to Ceilândia. The metro runs underground from Central to Terminal Asa Sul, then on the surface towards the west. Stations are equipped with escalators and elevators.

Metro service is provided by 20 4-car trains with a capacity to carry 1350 passengers.

 

 History

31 March 2001 - Central - Terminal Samambaia/Praça do Relógio (32 km - 11 stations)
24 Sept. 2001 - commercial service started
6 Feb 2002 - Samambaia Sul and Arniqueiras stations opened
18 May 2004 - Concessionárias station opened
Nov 2006 - Praça do Relógio - Ceilândia Sul shuttle service
23 April 2007 - Praça do Relógio - Ceilândia Sul through service from Central
12 April 2008 - 108 Sul station
16 April 2008 - Ceilândia Sul - Terminal Ceilândia
09 May 2009 - 112 Sul station opened

04 June 2009 - 102 Sul station opened
10 May 2010 - Guará
station opened

 Projects

- Completion of intermediate stations

- Extensions to both western branches

- Extension along Asa Norte (north wing)

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 Practical Info

Flat fare of R$ 2.00 (for any distance travelled). There are ticket barriers with rechargeable tickets (also valid on buses).

The metro operates 06:00 - 23:30 Monday - Friday, and (since Aug. 2007) on Saturdays and Sundays 07:00 - 19:00.

Headways on shared section:
- peak hours 5 min 30 sec
- off-peak hours 7 min

 

 Links

Companhia do Metropolitano (Official Page)

Allen Morrison - our specialist for Latinamerica

 

 

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